Active Covid cases lowest level since Nov. 9 in Orleans and Genesee

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 16 March 2021 at 4:46 pm

New cases reported today include 2 in Orleans, 10 in Genesee

Orleans and Genesee counties are reporting the lowest levels of active Covid-19 cases in more than four months. There are currently 26 active cases in Orleans, the fewest since 25 on Nov. 9, and 54 in Genesee, the lowest since 55 on Nov. 9. The active cases are dropping as the number of recoveries outpaces the new Covid infections.

In Orleans County, there are 2 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 to report today for a total of 2,481 positive cases since last March.

The positive cases reside in the Central Region (Carlton, Gaines, Albion, Barre) and East Region (Kendall, Murray, Clarendon). The individuals are in the age groups of 0-19 and the 50s, the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments reported.

In Orleans, there are four more recoveries and those people have been removed from the isolation list.

There are currently 3 county residents hospitalized due to Covid.

In Genesee County there are 10 new positive cases reported today for a total of 4,453 confirmed cases during the pandemic.

The new positive cases reside in the West Region (Alabama, Darien, Pembroke), Central Region (Alexander, Batavia, Bethany, Elba, Oakfield) and East Region (Bergen, Byron, LeRoy, Pavilion, Stafford). The individuals are in their 20s, 30s, 50s, 60s and 80s.

Two of the new cases are inmates at the Buffalo Federal Detention Center in Batavia, where 120 inmates have now tested positive during the pandemic.

Genesee is reporting 17 more of the previous positive individuals have recovered and been removed from the isolation list.

There are currently 2 Genesee residents hospitalized due to Covid, the G-O Health Departments reported.